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Treatment Planning M.A.T.R.S.: Utilizing the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) to Make Required Data Collection Useful

The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is one of the most universally used instruments for the assessment of substance abuse and related problems. This Blending Team has designed products that include a 6-hour training which addresses how to transform required "paperwork" into clinically useful information. These products also address the key tenets of treatment objectives and interventions (Measurable, Attainable, Time-Limited, Realistic, and Specific), referred to as Treatment Planning "M.A.T.R.S."MATRS Cover

What is the ASI?
The ASI is one of the most reliable and valid measurements of the nature and severity of client problems, and it identifies potential problems in six domain areas: medical status, employment and support, alcohol and drug use, legal status, family/social status, and psychiatric status.

This NIDA/SAMHSA-ATTC Blending Initiative is based on the work of a team comprised of staff from the Mid-America, Mountain West and Gulf Coast ATTCs and Treatment Research Institute.